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Crews contain fire that spread onto Fort Huachuca

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U.S. Army Fort Huachuca

SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (KVOA) - Fire crews are mopping up a blaze that was sparked by downed powerlines near Fort Huachuca Friday evening.

At around 10:30 p.m., Fort Huachuca officials took to Facebook to warn the community about a fire that spread onto fort property in the Canelo Road area. Officials later released the blaze was "parked by power lines downed by high winds."

The incident prompted the closure of Monitor Site Road and Heritage Hill.

Officials say due to the 60 to 70 miles-per-hour winds, the fire grew between 500 to 1,000 acres. However, at 12:42 p.m., fort officials said firefighters were able to contain the fire.

They are currently "keeping a close eye on hot spots and conducting mop up operations."

Sulphur Springs Valley Electric Cooperative are currently on scene repairing the damaged power lines.

No structures were damaged in reference to the fire.

Crews with Fort Huachuca, U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Frye Fire, Douglas Hand Crew,Aravaipa Hot Shots and Whetstone Fire assisted in the incident.

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